California Fish Grill – White Ruffy for not a lot of Green

by Franklin on April 21, 2011

Fish is my favorite food.  No wait…  I can’t do that to my beloved beef — the perfect marriage of fat and meat, cooked to a medium rare, with juices dripping everywhere.   But Sashimi is my favorite food, and that’s fish.  Hmm.  I am caught in a dilemma here.  I may retract this statement in a later post, but for the time being, fish wins it! There’s so many variations and tastes of fish, so many ways to cook it, and so healthy too.   At California Fish Grill, all they serve is fish.  They have the freshest fish delivered daily and is cooked(grilled) to order — none of that frozen mess.  This place is the real deal when it comes to fish.

I tried a variety of stuff on the menu.  My favorite is the Swai.  At first, I was a bit curious as to what the heck Swai was.  It turns out that it is a variation of a shark or catfish, or both? It is also California Fish Grill’s most popular item — they call it the “white ruffy”. Of all of their fish, The White Ruffy is my favorite!

My order came with a bed or brown rice, side of cole slaw, and the Swai fish Cajun style.  I saw the cook place my fish on the grill. It looked so good and tasty, I could not wait to eat it.  As I waited for my food, I went to the salsa bar.  There I grabbed some lemons and some tartar sauce.  I also get some garlic butter on the side.

The fish was so flavorful from the Cajun spices.  The texture of the Swai is similar to tuna and catfish, but the flavor is unparalleled.  At times I would dip it in the sauces, but it is perfect on its own. Eating it with the brown rice and cole slaw is such a good combination.  I usually dip the piece of French bread that they include into the garlic butter.  The perfect seafood meal.

Usually a meal including fish or seafood is pricey.  I guess that validates my point as why most people don’t order the fish — but at 8 bucks for a fabulous seafood meal, fish is back in the game. California Fish Grill also serve fried fish and shrimp, along with tacos and salads, but I’m a simple man.  I just like the fish as is. No batter, not chopped up or anything.  Just season the filet with the spices, grill it over flames, and I am happy.

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Kimberly(Unrivaledkitch) April 22, 2011 at 8:22 AM

I love fish as well. I am a huge fan of cooking it but my brother in law hates fish so i don’t cook it very often anymore. This makes me want to, I think i’ll have to take off to my brothers sometime soon and make some fish. Yum :)

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